Mazda Series announces Talent Search Shootout prize package
24, 2003) The Star Mazda Series has announced a new prize package for registered
participants in the seven Star Mazda Series championships, which will reward
seven drivers, one of the top five drivers from each area, with a test in the
new 2004 Pro Formula Mazda racecar. The winner of the Star Mazda Talent Search
Shootout will then receive one free race weekend in the new car during the 2004
Star Mazda Series North American Championship.
is the goal of the Star Mazda Series to identify talented drivers and help them
progress up the racing ladder,” Series President Gary Rodrigues explained.
“We feel this prize will be additional incentive for Formula Mazda racers as
they compete over the course of the season, and will allow those selected to
test their skills against top rated Star Mazda drivers from around the
of the seven Star Mazda championships will have a panel to nominate the driver
they wish to represent them in the shootout at Buttonwillow Raceway Park in
November of 2003. During the test, a panel from the Star Mazda Series North
American Championship will evaluate the drivers and name the overall shootout
champion and recipient of the free pro race weekend in 2004.
2004 Star Mazda Series North American Championship will mark the debut of the
all-new Pro Formula Mazda. Featuring a composite chassis, the 240 horsepower
Mazda “Renesis” engine to be featured in the upcoming RX-8, six-speed
sequential gearbox, and a host of other advanced systems. The 2004 Pro Formula
Mazda has already been compared favorably with Formula Three cars out of Europe.
Star Mazda Series is a collection of seven geographically based racing
championships, and the nationally televised North American Championship, all of
which feature the Formula Mazda chassis manufactured by Star Race Cars. The
series aims to train the next generation of professional drivers by providing
fair, competitive and cost-effective events for all competitors to showcase
To learn more about the Star Mazda Series please visit starmazda.com or contact Gary Rodrigues at (818) 686-3350.